I’ve been wearing more makeup lately than I used to, and inevitably, I more often get to hear:
“Oh, you don’t need makeup. You’re beautiful without it!”
And I talk a lot of beauty and loving myself just how I am. Some people feel these two things are hypocritical, to love yourself and wear makeup. And okay, yes, let’s acknowledge that there are women who feel pressured to wear it despite not wanting to. This happens. But a lot of the time, women wear makeup for themselves. It’s fun! It’s expressive. It’s artistic. It’s not “necessary,” but neither is pizza.
I’m not trying to cover anything up the same way an artist isn’t putting paint on a canvas for the sake of covering the canvas.
(Edit: Also, I’m getting calls for people wanting t-shirts of this. If you feel the same, let me know. I would gladly print some of these.)
There’s too much good stuff on Tumblr tonight!
(and yes, Megan! Make shirts!)
Not to mention how fucked up it is that it’s assumed certain people “need” makeup, while some don’t because they already fit the traditional beauty standard.
I hate ‘oh you don’t need to cover your face’ as much as I hate ‘you would look great with some makeup’.
Ok, I’m feeling really stupid - what does that tattoo mean? I’ve got as far as “I hand my heart in” then what!? Bridge?
This is really bugging me, I’d appreciate the help!
I left my heart in Brooklyn
it’s his left hand and that’s the Brooklyn bridge isn’t it?
I support female anger. I support women being angry towards the gender wage gap, the glass ceiling, anti-choice views and legislation, the social standards of our gender performativity (femininity). I support women being angry towards unrealistic and harmful beauty standards, towards the virgin/whore dichotomy, towards the sexualization of female innocence and the cultural denying of female sexuality in our old age. I support women being angry at rape culture, at a society that ignores our power and discourages us from using it. I support women who are angry at racism, misogyny, classism and gender roles. I support women who are not afraid to express their anger despite constant cultural reminders that we should sit down and shut up and let the “big, smart, strong men” do the talking. I support women who are angry at the fetishization of lesbians and who realize that turning their sexuality into a fetish isn’t mainstream acceptance but just another manifestation of misogyny. I support women who are angry at the sexualization and glamorization of female pain and distress in porn and the mainstream media. I support women who are angry at the straight male gaze and who are angry at how it represents us. I support women who are angry at sexual harassment and all the women who have come out about their abuse and no one ever believed them. I support the women who are angry and tired of being victim-blamed, who are tired and angry of their choices being policed because clothing doesn’t make men rape, misogyny does.
THE ANONYMOUS COMPLIMENT PROJECT
*it won’t show up on your blog so don’t delete or else an elephant will pour ice cold water on your pretty hair*
hey loves, reblog this cute elephant turning into a little girl for a cute anon message!
there is no limit
it’s sweet for you to follow me if you reblog but not necessary :)
no likes :/ unless you’re on post limit and would like to book mark
this post will not go down until wednesday april 3rd 8:00 PM north american eastern time
ALL OF YOU WILL RECEIVE A LOVELY ANON MESSAGE
please reblog, I want everyone to just have an anon message. It will not be something simple like “you are so pretty” it will honestly be beautiful and something personal.
Do not reblog after april 3rd 8:00, I will check and make sure.
All will be done, but please don’t pester me unless you feel that it’s been too long. I have things and problems and as much going on as you do so don’t ask me when it will be there.
pleeeeasse reblog! I want to make someone’s day, like so many anons have made mine!! :)
Vogue US, January 1996
Photographer : Steven Meisel
Model : Oluchi Onweagba
This is not Oluchi.